Harold Kraft Memorial Field

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Harold Kraft Memorial Field
Location 2511 17th Avenue South, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA
Coordinates 47°54′05″N 97°03′49″W / 47.901401°N 97.063646°W / 47.901401; -97.063646Coordinates: 47°54′05″N 97°03′49″W / 47.901401°N 97.063646°W / 47.901401; -97.063646
Owner Grand Forks Park District
Operator Grand Forks Park District
Capacity 2,000
Surface FieldTurf (2011-present)
Scoreboard Electronic
Construction
Renovated 2011
Tenants
North Dakota baseball (NCAA DI WAC)
Red River High School baseball

Harold Kraft Memorial Field is a baseball venue in Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States. It is home to the University of North Dakota baseball team of the NCAA Division I Western Athletic Conference.[1] It is named for Harold Kraft, former coach of the Sioux baseball program who revived the program in 1956 after it had been discontinued in 1921. Kraft coached the program from 1956–1981.[2] It has a capacity of 2,000 spectators.[1]

Features[edit]

A FieldTurf surface was installed in 2011, allowing for play in a wider range of weather conditions. The venue also features dugouts, bullpens, batting cages, and evergreen trees lining the outfield fence. Its seating areas include a main grandstand behind home plate, bleachers down the first base line, and a viewing deck down the third base line. It also has a press box, restrooms, and concessions.[1]

Other uses[edit]

In addition to North Dakota baseball, the field has hosted the 2011 Great West Conference Baseball Tournament[3] and the 1992 and 2004 North Central Conference Baseball Tournament.[1] The baseball teams of Red River High School, next to whose campus the field is located, and Grand Forks Central High School also uses the field.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Kraft Memorial Field". FightingSioux.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 North Dakota Baseball Media Guide". Issuu.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010-11 Great West Championships". GreatWestConference.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Fargo North v. Red River Box Score". GFSchools.org. Archived from the original on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 26 May 2012.